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New Arizona Bill Would Change Medical Marijuana Program

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Arizona legalized cannabis for medical use in 2010 and for recreational use in 2020. It is legal for Arizona medical marijuana patients and anyone 21 or older to buy cannabis products from Arizona dispensaries.

Arizona Dispensaries Association (ADA) is encouraging Arizona community members to support Senate Bill 1466 (SB1466), Medical Omnibus Bill, and could affect the state’s medical marijuana program.

SB1466 recently unanimously passed the Health and Human Services Committee Hearing.  It will be heard in committee on Monday, Mar. 20.

“ADA supports SB1466, which gives veterans the ability to acquire a medical marijuana card at no cost,” said Ann Torrez, executive director of the ADA. “Often veterans suffer from PTSD, insomnia, heightened anxiety and chronic pain. A free medical marijuana card gives veteran patients access to medical cannabis treatment for any of these common conditions.”

The key points of the medical omnibus bill are as follows:

  • Reduction of medical marijuana card costs to $50, with renewals every 2 years.
  • 100% waiver of medical marijuana card costs to veterans
  • Adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder into statute
  • Adds Autism Spectrum Disorder as a debilitating medical condition
  • Alignment of the advertising, packaging, and branding to match the rules in Smart and Safe
  • Requires protections for children – child resistant packaging, prohibits advertising attractive to children, adds advertising restrictions
  • Alignment of the definition of marijuana and marijuana products.
  • Codifying the use of telehealth
  • Updating the details of the requirements in the QR Code and track/traceability
  • Provide a unified cover sheet for COAs to simplify consumer/patient experience
  • Removes a government-led lab testing council and replaces with a full public forum

“The ADA’s primary mission is to promote and advocate for a safe, consumer-focused cannabis industry in Arizona,” said Torrez. “We aim to continuously educate consumers on the importance of visiting only licensed dispensaries and consuming only THC and CBD products that have been lab tested and approved.”

To find out more, visit the Arizona Dispensaries Association website. For more resources and information from the Arizona Poison Centers, please visit

The public may access a livestream Monday’s 2pm meeting here:

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